New to linux ...
I recently installed Slackware 8.1 dual boot with Win98. My local network connection seems to be working fine, but I can't get out past my router to the internet.
I can see my NIC initializing fine in the boot sequence, and I can reach other machines on the local network using ping, and http, and ftp. I can also see the gateway, ping it, use http to get to the admin interface. But when I try to reach any outside host with ping or http, I get an "unkown host" message, and that's it.
I thought I configured everything right... Is this something I'm missing about the router, firewall, or something? The router is Linksys BEFSRU31 on a Win2k server. The NIC is Netgear FA510 (PCMCIA) on eth0. I set my IP and subnet mask manually, and set the gateway to match the router (192.168.1.1) in netconfig.
Does anybody have an idea what I'm doing wrong?